With seven days to go for the high-octane Indian Premier League conflict between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium, the Delhi-based establishment has endured a gigantic blow as all-rounder Axar Patel has tested positive for COVID-19.
Addressing ANI, sources in the DC camp affirmed the turn of events
“Unfortunately, Axar has tested positive. He is isolating and all protocols are being followed,” said by Source.
Axar is the second player after Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana to test positive for the infection. Rana however tried negative for Covid on Thursday subsequent to returning a positive outcome on March 22. Having gone through self-seclusion after the positive outcome, he went through a COVID-19 test on Thursday and tried negative.
The BCCI SOP says a player who tests positive for COVID-19 should disconnect in the assigned zone outside the biosecure climate for at least 10 days from the primary day of manifestations or the date of assortment of the example which brought about a positive RT-PCR report, whichever is prior.
“During the 10-day isolation, the individual must rest and avoid any exercises. The team doctor should regularly monitor the case. If symptoms worsen during the course of isolation, the individual must be hospitalised immediately,” quoted in the SOP.
Things haven’t glanced too splendid in Mumbai with ground staff at the Wankhede Stadium testing positive for Covid. With cases ascending in the province of Maharashtra, IPL establishments have begun feeling somewhat attentive and are keeping fingers crossed with the fourteenth release of the group set to get in progress from April 9.
Wankhede is set to have 10 IPL games this season from April 10-25. The principal match at the Mumbai arena is scheduled to be played on April 10 between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.
Four establishments – Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals – have set up their base in Mumbai as of now. Maharashtra revealed 47,827 new COVID-19 cases and 202 passings on Friday with Mumbai enlisting the most elevated at any point single day spike of 8,832 new cases. It was the second day straight that Mumbai recorded in excess of 8,500 cases. (ANI)